What to do after 10th?

Big Decision : How to Select Stream , Course and Career

Mega event for careers after 10th started with Commander Naveen Badrinarayan addressing some very important questions –

What is a career? Is it getting an education and then finding a job?

No. A career a path you choose to take in life.
As the session progressed, he stated that children should be allowed to choose their own careers.

All of us want to have a good career where we feel respected, confident and free. It is possible to have extraordinary careers when we choose them for ourselves, play by our natural strengths and pave the road to success.

Planning career early gives one more time to grow professionally. As one learns own strengths and interests early, the exploration of opportunities becomes easier. Instead of getting into a work-life with little clue as to which direction to go in, one is sure of what he/she wants to achieve and how to achieve it.  Equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviour along with self-awareness, the transition from student to professional becomes smoother.

With proper guidance and help, one can explore and have a better chance at professional development and success. Dheya’s assessment tools and lifelong mentoring are there to help you to bridge the gap between your present and your future.

Career in Science and Technology with Math

This session included presentations by Dr. Madan Kumar Singh, Mr. Veenayagam TV, Mr. Vihar Bhagwat and Mr. Shailesh Dhume, and moderated by Ms. Viji Pashupathy. The topics for discussion were fundamental sciences and research, engineering and technology, and architecture.

Fundamental Sciences & Research Career

The first topic was fundamental sciences and research careers, presented by Dr. Madan Kumar Singh, along with Cdr Naveen Badrinarayan. They informed about research careers in science such as fundamental sciences, earth sciences, archaeology, life sciences, space. They also talked about institutes like IISER, ISRO that provide high value education and good infrastructure. It is a highly intellectual field that offers problem-solving, innovation, creation and application. For an academically inclined individual, this is a field with huge number of opportunities and is always in high demand.

Careers In Engineering & Technology

The second session was conducted by Mr. Shailesh Dhume who talked about engineering and technology.  It is a field that offers a variety of opportunities in innovation, design, construction, and manufacturing. It a field full of activity and in demand in India as well as abroad. He also talked about the educational qualifications required for each of the areas of engineering and discussed the future scope for the field regarding technological advancements.


The next discussion was about architecture, held by Mr. Vihar Bhagwat, who talked about innovations in architecture as a field. He started with defining architecture and design. He explained the evolution of the field towards sustainable architecture. He also talked about technology integration and current trends in architecture, along with energy conservation. Furthermore, he added various career profiles in the field and discussed educational qualifications, courses and exams. The skills required are creativity, ability to explain your ideas, detail orientation.

Career in Science and Technology with Biology


This topic was introduced to us by Mr. Nitin Raithatha.

He started off by asking why one wants to become a doctor. He explained various types of doctors a person studying medicine can become, the education path post 10th std, and the career options post MBBS degree. He then also added that by combining other degrees with MBBS one can get wider exposure and career options. He discussed various medical colleges, AYUSH, and NEET exam. He also discussed various other careers in the health care industry like nursing, paramedic, pharmacy, etc.

He described the current health scenario according to WHO and discussed a book named ‘To Err Is Human’, which focuses on the mistakes and errors that take place in this industry. He then informed about the components of the care pathway and the factors that make one seek medical help. Lastly, he explained NPSIF with the help of a comparative study of public vs private healthcare services.

Medical Healthcare Career Opportunities: Beyond The Obvious

This part of the presentation was presented to us by Mr. Ajay Aiyar. He is a career and life coach, who is vastly experienced in coaching students.

He first introduced this topic by discussing career options in healthcare for those who are not able to get a seat in a medical college. He explained job profiles like dietician/nutritionist, nurses, radiology lab assistants, medical equipment supplier, biomedical engineer, chefs at the hospital, etc. He then showed us a graph of the avg. life expectancy and the healthcare spending comparison of India and US. He informed that medicine industry is huge and offers career options that do not require studying medicine or science. For eg., life insurance personnel, hospital administration staff, etc. He also mentioned required qualities such as credibility, expertise, excellence, etc.


The last part of the presentation was presented by Dr. Padma Sahu.
She is a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science from IIT Kharagpur and has been in this industry for more than 15 years.

She started her presentation by explaining what exactly the Agriculture sector consists of and the career options available. She then discussed the basic education requirements to pursue a career in this stream. She introduced famous personalities who have made a mark in this industry and the revolutions they brought. She briefly explained the career options one can pursue in this field and the future scope in each career option.

Career in Arts

Arts is a field where people get numerous opportunities, its just not for people who are artists but it is for people who have creative minds, who love to explore different careers in depth and who think out of the box. Gone are those days when arts were taken by students who scored less. Pursue something which you love to.

This presentation was introduced to us by the moderator of this section, Mr. Ravi Shankar Denduluri.

Career as a writer

The presentation was started by Ms. Amrita Priya, who is a writer, freelancer and has a vast experience in this field.

She introduced us to this career option by briefing us firstly about who is a writer and what he does. She then went on to tell us what the basic education requirements for a person are to pursue his career in writing and which careers should he/she do, and which colleges offer them across India. She then told us about the various jobs we all can get if pursue writing, like journalist, technical writer, editor, etc., and what is the scope of each job in market and future, and the career scope of writer as a whole. At the last she described the various qualities which a person should possess to pursue a career in writing.

Career as a teacher

The next part of the presentation was been presented to us by Mr. Amol Salunkhe.

He introduced us to this presentation by telling us about the evolution of Education Industry from Stone Age to Imagination Age, and then he told us about the global education and training expenditure, with the help of a graph. He then broadly differentiated teaching in 3 parts, teacher, principal, and mentor and then explained us about the skill sets each person should possess. He then went on to explain more about a mentor and the impact of a mentor on the society. He then gave us examples of global mentors and influential people, who have brought in a change in the education industry as a whole. He ended the session by letting ask questions regarding this career option.

Law and Legal Services

This presentation was being given by Mrs. Manisha Sahoo.

She started off by making us understand what exactly does law career comprise of and briefed us the various types of laws present, and how we can do our specialization in any of those laws like international law, administration law, criminal law, patent laws, etc. She then told us about how we can enter this field and what are educational requirements for a student to pursue a career in law.  She then explained us about the career scope of law, and types of practices we can choose post studying law like becoming an advocate, in house counsel, advisory council, etc. Post the presentation, she then answered to the questions that were asked by the students during the session.

Social Work

This presentation was delivered by Mrs. Bhavana Thakkar.

Bhavana Ma’am started with what a social worker does in real. Then she explained about the large sector where these people work. Ma’am explained how social working a full-time profession for someone can be. Moving ahead towards to the educational part ma’am explained that there are full time and distance learning available in different colleges and different degrees one can opt for. Furthermore, Ma’am explained how soft skills are important for people in this profession. Ma’am explained about different NGOs, CSR. Then she explained about different occupations. Ma’am told about few famous social workers and their work. Later, Ravi explained about Social Entrepreneur giving a brief idea of who can become a social entrepreneur.

Social Development

This presentation was delivered by Ms. Manpreet Matharoo.

Manpreet Ma’am started with who can choose this career path. Then Ma’am explained about different areas where one can work. Further, ma’am informed us about education needs to fulfill. Then Ma’am explained about the requirements one need progress in this career path. Ma’am explained about self-satisfaction from this career. Later Ma’am explained with the opportunities one can have.

Ravi Sir concluded the session Career in Arts.

Career in Commerce

This series of presentations was held by Ms. Sudipta Choudhary, Mr. Sathish Purushotham, and CA Namit Chawla on careers in marketing and advertising, BFSI, and Finance and accounting.

Marketing & Advertising

The session for marketing and advertising was headed by Ms. Sudiptaa Choudhury and Mr. Punit Sanganeria. They started the session by explaining the difference between marketing and advertising. The session progressed to a summary of management levels in the field, job roles and courses. It is a lucrative and evergreen career that keeps evolving with time.  It requires analytical skills, creativity, communication skills, critical thinking, and knowledge of technology.


The next session focused on BFSI and was held by Ms. Meena Murugappan and Mr. Sathish Purushothaman. The session began with an explanation of what BFSI is. It is an industry that strengthens the government and balances economic development. Mr. Satish discussed career options in national banks, private banks and financial services. He also explained upcoming career trends in BFSI.  He concluded the session with information regarding institutions, exams and remuneration in BFSI.

Finance & Accounting

The next presenter, CA Namit Chawla, talked about commerce and finance as careers.  He described various types and levels of careers in the field. He also mentioned institutes, necessary skills, exams, courses and certifications. He ended the session with a note on the future scope for the field.

Common Careers : Career with Any Stream Arts , Science and Commerce

This session was moderated by Mr. Shekhar Karanje and included presentations on career options that allow diversity in terms of education and specializations. The fields of work included in this segment offer role for any degree or stream. The session included presenters from different backgrounds, such as Gp. Capt Yogesh Pai and Col. Atul Mishra from the defense line, Mr. Sunder Thiyagarajan from mass media, Mr. Pavan Mahidrakar from adventure sports, and Mr. Jaspal Bhatia from hospitality and food services.

Defence – Airforce

The session started with Gp Capt Yogesh Pai’s insight into a career in Indian air force. It is field where patriotism and a sense of adventure come together to serve and protect the nation. Gp Capt Pai talked about various roles within the air force and the characteristics and skills needed to succeed in them. There are three main branches in the Indian air force – flying, technical and ground staff. He explains the specializations required for each of these branches, along with the perks they have to offer. As there is a huge variety of job roles, any educational background is suitable to get into the indian airforce, provided that the individual passes the entrance exams (AFGAT/UPSC/SSB), physical fitness and psychological assessments. He emphasized the importance of honesty, having a clean record and physical fitness in the selection process.

Mass Media

This session was followed by Mr. Sundar Thiyagarajan who talked about mass media. He described a career in mass media a being “the voice of the voiceless”. Mass media is a field that influences people through its content. It allows one to be creative, communicate with and influence others. The field comprises of various job roles such as editorial, marketing, production and sales. Each of these job role  require specific knowledge and skills that he explained in his presentation. It is a field with a wide reach and tremendous opportunities for growth.

Defence – Army

The session progressed to Col, Atul Mishra’s presentation on the Indian army. He discussed the life in the army and the challenges of being in the armed forces while protecting the country. He emphasized on having a presence of mind and being ready to face any situation.  The selection process and the perks are the same as that in Indian air force. He thoroughly explained the selection process and the personal characteristics required.

Sports & Adventure

The next presentation was on sports and adventure games as career, presented by Mr. Pavan Mahindrakar. He described the diverse roles in the field of sports and adventure games, that go beyond being a sportsman. The field allows freedom and variety for those willing to have a career in it. It is a booming field and offers exploration along with a new dimension of achievement in terms of fitness, adventure and passion. He stated that this field requires patience, dedication and enthusiasm above all else.

Hospitality & Food Services

The final presenter of the session was Mr. Jaspal Bhatia, who gave a detailed overview of careers in hospitality industry. He described it as a supplier industry. A career in hospitality is people-oriented and requires good communication skills. He stated that any degree and specialization is welcomed in the industry. Also, hotel management courses and other courses such as culinary are available for those interested. This field allows entrepreneurial initiatives as well as service. It includes various professions such as culinary, business, management, communication. It is an industry that is always in demand, in India and abroad. Therefore, there is great scope for a successful career.

Offbeat Careers : Careers with Any Stream

The session was moderated by Mr. Sameer Apte and included Mr. Kiran Dixit, M. Jitendra Godbole, Mr. Alok Chitranshi, Cdr. Abhishek Kankan and Mr. Vihar Bhagwat. The session focused on careers in eCommerce and retail, logistics, mass media, special forces in defense, and design.

Ecommerce , Sales And Retail

Mr. Kiran Dixit was the first to present. He explained careers retail – the general organizational structure in retail stores, career opportunities in retail management. He described the job roles, requirements and remuneration in detail. For eCommerce, he emphasized the role of technology in creating websites, UI, UX design, data science, digital marketing. The presentation was very informative in terms of educational qualifications and career opportunities.

Logistic & Supply Chain

The next presentation was given by Mr. Jitendra Godbole on logistics and supply chain management. He started with the explanation of value chain of business.  He discussed the process of supply and value chains, and the challenges and solutions in this industry. He also mentioned the scope of career in warehousing. He mentioned that this industry revolves around technology and people skills.

Mass Media

This presentation was followed by Mr. Alok Chitranshi who discussed careers in mass media. He talked about the impact of media on society. He informed about the available courses for mass media in India and abroad. It is a lucrative and attractive field and offers a great scope. It offers a diverse context of work and allows one to explore his/her creativity, research and people skills. He talked about remuneration, role of technology and future scope in mass media.

Special Forces In Defence

The next session by Cdr. Abhishek Kankan focused on special forces in defense. He talked about a career as a commando and the qualities and skills essential for it. It is an unconventional and action-packed mode of warfare. It is a career that is currently only for men. Special forces include parachute special forces, Indian navy, Garud commando force and national security guard. It involves physical fitness, alertness and quick thinking. The commandos go through intense training and have to operate in various challenging situations. The perks include a great scope, pension and higher remuneration than other defense personnel. Positive outlook, courage and focus are essential.

Career in Design

The concluding session was headed by Mr. Vihar Bhagwat. He discussed careers in design, starting with the history of design as a field. Design is useful everywhere and included in various industries. He explained the leading careers in design. The chief skills required are detail orientation, creativity, patience and sense of aesthetics. It is a flexible and practical field. He also mentioned the entrance exams and courses that are available before and after graduation.

Role of Parents in Child’s Career & High Value -Low Cost Education for Student

This was the final session in the mega conclave, with Cdr. Naveen Badrinarayan and Anand Desai, Founder of Dheya, as the presenters.

The session began with a discussion on return of investment on education. It is an investment of time, money and effort, which is valuable. The time and effort put in are irreversible. Parents also invest emotionally in their child’s future with their expectations and sacrifices.

They posed an important question- how to get a higher ROI on your child’s education?

It is important because parents are ready to do everything for their children’s happiness and future, expecting a good education, a good job for their children.

They discussed the variety of institutes and universities in India and the variety of courses available. Going for higher education not only costs money, but opportunities as well. Put together, it goes upto 35-36 lakhs for a 7-year course. Even after finding a job with a package of 25-30 lakhs, it takes a while before all of the money spent on the education is returned. The return is quite low.

Considering the cost of education, one can understand why the gross enrolment ratio is low. As many parents and students believe that getting into these universities is difficult, the number of students opting for higher education is reduced to 26%.

They argued that it is necessary for parents and students to look at low cost high value universities. They gave 8 parameters to effectively evaluate all of one’s desired universities in terms of fees, national and global status, percentage of placement, salary after placement, incubation centers, research facilities and project affiliations.

Near the end of the session, they answered viewer’s questions regarding careers. They emphasized that it is also necessary to understand what kind of education and work the child would thrive in. Figuring out the child’s strengths is key to decide his/her career. Parents need to help their children to build an aspirational identity.